G.F. Skipworth

George Skipworth

has spent every available moment playing golf or studying the greats since the 60s, in between world tours as a classical musician, Harvard studies in Government or as the author of a dozen novels. Nicklaus and Snead may be the statistical greats, but Skipworth is a life-long devotee of Gary Player, and considers meeting the South African at the Jeld-Wen to be an unforgettable milestone. His driving passion in golf these days is to raise viewer interest in the LPGA.

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Doonbeg Being Eaten by Sea

Trump’s Doonbeg is in Trouble Clare County is one of my favorite parts of Ireland. Normally, I am an alpine fir person, but I am also a total soft touch for a beautiful links golf course. In 2014, Donald Trump bought one called Doonbeg with the idea of reshaping it into a world class golf …

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Brooks Koepka Has ‘Major’ Stats With PGA Win

 Koepka Sets Blistering Pace for Majors Take a look at the long-term record for Brooks Koepka.   What you will find is a very nice golf career with a few significant victories on the world stage. He has compiled a body of work including six wins on the PGA Tour, five on the European, two on …

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Paradise Island Golf – Northern Style

An Undiscovered Paradise in the San Juan Islands of Washington State Let’s say that you have finally scored that golf tour trip to Hawaii, or perhaps Tahiti, or some other version of paradise in the world.  Or, let’s say that someone else scored it for you, and you didn’t have the heart to tell them …

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Recovery and Change in the Human Golfer

Change is a Constant – Recovery is Mandatory We have been visited this week by a family member who loves everything about golf. It’s a person we all want to see more of, so I’m taking the opportunity to do just that. The two of us  are making our first trip to the range after …

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Pano is in the Open

Teen Star Alexa Pano Has Qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open at 14 When we see someone special coming from a distance in this game, our efforts to put her in perspective cannot be framed simply by wins and losses. On the other hand, if we’re speaking of Alexa Pano, wins and losses are not …

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Hull in Contention with Fiance Looking On

British Sensation Hull is Hanging Tough at Mediheal, Living Life Fully It is such an interesting ride, to begin following a star in their childhood or early youth. If you become a fan, a little piece of vicarious parenting  can come along with the deal. The young phenom is likely a person we will never …

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Pro Still a Pro, Teaching or Touring

The PGA Pro Championship Rounds Out Field for PGA Championship I’ve been looking at professional golf all my life, so why does this leaderboard appear in May of 2019 without a single name that I recognize? They ought to be out there on tour, shouldn’t they? The winner, Alex Beach, finished the four rounds at …

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Coeur d’Alene and Its Floating Green

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Has Something Special to Offer with the Oddest Green Around Perhaps it’s just that I am denizen of the Pacific Northwest, and am spellbound by all western American or Canadian country. I never tire of the alpine scene or the ubiquitous water, in ocean to the west and lakes everywhere else. Even …

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Woods Up for Medal of Freedom

Woods Up for Medal of Freedom

Tiger Woods Enhances Legend with Presidential Medal of Freedom With the well-earned hysteria over the 2019 Masters beginning to subside at last, the celebrations keep coming for Tiger Woods. One in particular caught my attention, not so surprising since the American president is an avid golfer. According to the White House, Tiger is to receive …

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Golf and Comedy

The Rift Between the Golf and Non-Golf World in Comedy How people talk about the professions or general activities of others as objects of derision never ceases to amaze me. Far more often than not, the object of the diatribe is something the attacker has never done, or in an arena where he or she …

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